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Samsung, Orange Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Open RAN Solutions

November 12, 2021

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Samsung Electronics this week announced the company is one of the first global vendors to participate in the opening of Orange’s Open RAN Integration Center in Paris, France.

In the center, the two companies will collaborate to disaggregate the hardware and software elements of traditional RAN. Samsung’s virtualized RAN (vRAN), which has been proven in the field through commercial deployment with global tier one operators, including the U.S., will be used.

As one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, Orange provides mobile services to 222 million users in 26 countries including Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The group plans to deploy O-RAN Alliance-compliant base stations starting with indoor and rural configurations and expand to new deployments in the coming years.

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